The numbers are in, and they are looking good!
According to MPRWD monitoring, steelhead fish passage over the Los Padres Dam is rebounding. After three years of minimal to no observed steelhead population in the upper Carmel River, the number of fish sitings is on the rise. The seasonal total is 134 fish. The monthly counts for 2019 are as follows:
As of the first week of September 2019, 134 steelhead have been observed over the Los Padres Dam, a remarkable rebound from previous years! Let’s keep up the good work (and good environmental management efforts from our partners) to restore these numbers.
(Source: Kevan Urquhart, MPRWD)
A Wild Success!
CRWC hosted its second annual California Wildlife Day community event on March 23rd with the help and co-hosting of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District. The event took place at the Palo Corona Regional Park in Carmel Valley under a clear blue sky. Lynn Cullens, executive director of the Mountain Lion Foundation was the keynote speaker. Remarks were also heard from the spokesperson of CA Senator Bill Monning, as well as two in-person elected officials: Assemblyperson Mark Stone and District Supervisor Mary Adams.
Get to know Mikaela Bogdan: environmentalist, researcher, CRWC intern
Today we spotlight one of our fabulous interns: Mikaela Bogdan, a senior at CSU Monterey Bay studying Environmental Science, Technology, and Policy with a concentration in watershed systems. In May, Mikaela will graduate with her Bachelor’s degree, and will continue to study as a Professional Master of Science candidate here in Monterey. An active researcher in watershed systems and geomorphology, Mikaela plans to use her education and training to launch a career as an environmental scientist in the local public or private sector. In her words, this work allows her to maintain ‘childlike curiosity and wonder’ while gathering scientific understanding of the natural world around her. She loves getting out into the field to connect with the environment and apply her knowledge to real-world restoration projects, particularly along the Carmel River.